makes texting on the road less dangerous

By Tommy Stuart Text messaging while driving is a danger many people are drawn in to. This problem has become so rampant that Heath Ahrens, founder of, decided to help alleviate the situation by creating D Monkey Getting Your Ex Girlfriend Back is a mobile application program that runs on smartphones, which […]

SG Senate holds its members accountable for attendance

By Andrew Pillow Student Government passed a policy that would require a stricter attendance and revisited a proposed idea from the previous meeting Wednesday night. The Senate passed the Senate Accountability Act.  According to the act, senators will be allowed three unexcused absences. Each senator must also meet with the organizations and students under his […]

Enforcement of tobacco ban to be same at Commonwealth

Enforcement of the tobacco ban at the Nov. 28 UK football home game will rely on the same method used on every other part of campus — self-compliance. Anthany Beatty, vice president for public safety, said the university would rely on every member of the community to report violations of the policy, and punishments would […]

Report: Violent crime, sexual assaults down in 2008

UK Police crime statistics from 2008 were released Tuesday, reporting a decrease of most violent crimes and an increase in drunken driving arrests. The decrease in the violent crimes, including domestic violence and sexual assault, are attributed in part to more student vigilance, said UK Interim Police Chief Maj. Joe Monroe. “If you look across […]

Flu shots offered on campus

Michael Gasser, a biology freshman, gets a flu vaccination from a University Health Service nurse in between classes in White Hall Classroom Building on Tuesday.   Photo by Britney McIntosh | Staff

University Health Services gave 260 seasonal influenza vaccination shots Tuesday, and is offering shots the during the next  week at various locations. On Wednesday, the seasonal flu vaccine will be offered at White Hall Classroom Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Thursday at W.T. Young Library from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Friday […]

For 52 years, Austrian-born professor has enjoyed life at UK, working in two different colleges

By Paige Taylor A lot happened in 1958.  The first U.S. satellite launched into orbit, Elvis Presley began his military service and Hans Gesund joined UK’s faculty ranks. In his 52nd year at the university, Hans Gesund is a professor of architecture and engineering in the colleges of Design and Engineering. Originally from Austria, Gesund […]

H1N1 not yet at peak, only high-risk patients tested

If you thought one H1N1 influenza virus was more than enough, try two. Two strains of H1N1, seasonal and novel, also known as “swine” influenza, are currently in human circulation. However, all patients who come to UK Health Services with “influenza-like illnesses” are being treated for only Seasonal Influenza A, unless they are considered a […]